Miranda Lambert is coming to St. Paul this weekend, but here are 10 other musicians to keep on your radar.
Courtney Marie Andrews: This Phoenix native lives at the intersection of country, folk and singer-songwriter pop, so it’s no surprise that last year’s “May Your Kindness Remain,” a deeply felt reflection on struggles in contemporary American life, garnered lots of attention in Americana circles.
Maddie & Tae: After making a point and a splash with “Girl in a Country Song” in 2014, this harmonizing duo continues to impress on the recent EP “One Heart to Another,” especially “New Dog, Old Tricks.”
Ashley Monroe: One-third of Lambert’s side group Pistol Annies, this Knoxvillian has released four underappreciated albums with old-school sensibilities and progressive instincts, including 2018’s “Sparrow.”
Margo Price: A deserving finalist for the best-new-artist Grammy this year, the Illinois native displays her Loretta-meets-Emmylou style on smart tunes like “Pay Gap” on the superb “All American Made.”
Kalie Shorr: A versatile Taylor-meets-Alanis singer-songwriter with winners like “F U Forever” and “Gatsby” on last month’s praiseworthy album “Open Book,” this Maine native leads a female collective called Song Suffragettes that performs weekly in Nashville.